OOCCL Neighborhood Conference and Survey
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Our Neighborhood Conference was very informative.  Many of the speakers were so engaged, that they could've used twice the time alloted.  Vicki Fitzgerald did a great job assembling a wide variety of speakers, topics and materials that were informative and interesting. 

At the conference, we passed out a short survey to attendees to get their opinions about life in Oak Cliff and how we can make it better. 

1. Please tell us the three most important issues facing your neighborhood today.

The predominant concern heard over and over again was Code Enforcement.  After that was a close tie between crime and graffiti.  Loose dogs were another concern.  And concern over the effects of rezoning efforts by adjacent property owners on traffic, property values and parking.

2. What are the strengths and weaknesses of your neighborhood association and how would you like to see it improve?
Dallas Fire Dept. - Adopt a Station Program
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On May 11, Deputy Chief Harold Holland with the Dallas Fire Department addressed OOCCL to discus their community outreach program to help address the needs of our area fire stations.  Many of the stations are in disrepair and in need of serious basic infrastructure repairs as well as everyday items that help a firefighter through their 24 hour shifts. 

An article detailing the conditions at our area fire stations appeared in the Dallas Morning News last year and can be viewed here.

For more information on what you or your organization can do to help, click here.
Davis Street Land Use Study - Final Product Sent to Planning Commission
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UPDATE 5/27/09:  Dallas Morning News article

UPDATE 5/21/09: Five Council Members vote to place the item on the Council's agenda for June 10th to possibly override  the City Planning Commission's decision. Details here

UPDATE 5/18/09: A report of what transpired on Thursday and Friday can be found on the Dallas Morning News' Oak Cliff Blog here.  The Council could vote to override the Planning Commission's recommendation.  Councilman David Neumann has officially called a meeting on the original Davis Street Land Use Study in it's entirety. 

UPDATE 5/12/09: The Dallas City Planning Commission is scheduled to vote on Thursday May 14 on whether or not to call public hearings on the matter. 

UPDATE 5/1/09: The Dallas City Planning Commission has voted to table action on the Study for another month.

Advocate Blog Article
Oak Cliff People Article

The final product from the developers of the Davis Street Land Use Study has been completed and is available for viewing.  The file is quite large, 47 pages, and takes a while to download but it is very informative.  It contains artist renderings of streets we all know that enable you to visualize what could happen if the plan became law.  You can download the entire document by clicking here or click the examples below.

King's Highway Triangle
Bishop and Canty
8th between Llewelyn and Adams
The Bishop Arts District
Kidd Springs Park
Davis and Clinton
Davis and VanBuren
Buidlng Height of Entire Study

The desired time line of the group is as follows:

April - City of Dallas Planning Commission will open the public hearing process.

April/May - City of Dallas will schedule public hearings with the communities in the proposed study areas.

May/June - City of Dallas Planning Commission will debate and vote on accepting the land use plan and the proposed zoning changes.

June - City of Dallas City Council will debate and vote on the land use plan and zoning recommendations passed by the planning commission.

April E-Newsletter
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